Solido Design Automation Included As Chamber of Commerce 2017 SABEX Finalist

January 19, 2017

By: Saskatoon Starphoenix

After taking home two of the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce’s Saskatoon Awards for Business Excellence (SABEX) last year, Two Fifty Two Boutique is poised for a repeat in 2017.

Mackenzie Firby’s Willowgrove clothing store is nominated in the SABEX community involvement and customer service categories. Last year, it won the customer service and new business venture awards.

Nominees for the awards — which span categories from growth and expansion to new product or service — were announced Thursday at a news conference.

Two Saskatoon technology companies, Vendasta Technologies Inc. and Solido Design Automation Inc., led the pack with three nominations each, including both earning a nomination for business of the year.

The awards, which are designed to celebrate local enterprise and decided by a panel of anonymous judges, will be handed out at Prairieland Park on Feb. 9.

2017 SABEX Finalists

Community Involvement


Fitness 2J2


Saskatoon Fire and Flood

Two Fifty Two Boutique

Customer Service

Complete Technologies

Con-Tech General Contractors Ltd.

Cravings Maternity-Baby-Kids

North Prairie Developments Ltd.

Park Town Hotel

The Ring Lord

SaskMade Marketplace

Two Fifty Two Boutique

Growth and Expansion

POS Group of Companies

Solido Design Automation Inc.

Vendasta Technologies Inc.


J. Mendoza & Associates Canada Immigration Consulting Group

North Ridge Development Corporation

The Rent-It Store

Vendasta Technologies Inc.

WMCZ Lawyers

New Business Venture

Boyes Group Realty Inc.

Donald Physiotherapy Prof. Corp.

Komfort Insulation

Sandy Shores Resort

New Product or Service

The Glen at Crossmount

Media Painters Inc.

Soilvision Systems Ltd.

Solido Design Automation Inc.

Viking Innovations Ltd.


Con-Tech General Contractors Ltd.

North Ridge Development Corp.

Saskatoon Fire and Flood

Timeline Logistic


Chain Reaction Urban Farm

The Green Builder Inc.

The Hollows

Small Business of the Year

BLDG Studio Inc.

Cravings Maternity-Baby-Kids


Metric Design Centre

Business of the Year

Park Town Hotel

The Ring Lord

Solido Design Automation Inc.

Vendasta Technologies Inc.

Hall of Fame Inductee

Barry & Marion Ghiglione

Oslo Business For Peace

Murad Al-Katib (AGT Food and Ingredients Inc.)

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